For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.
1 Peter 2:21, NKJV
Suffering is the indispensable result of living in a fallen world. Jesus told us tribulation would come. (John 16:33) He said rain would fall on the good and the evil. (Matthew 5:45) Though no one likes pain, problems, or persecution, once we accept hardships as normative, we are left with only one question: “Will I suffer for doing right or for doing wrong?” Many assume that if they do right, they will face no suffering, but this was not the experience of Jesus, His disciples, or any Christian who has ever lived. Guided by God’s Word, we promote His standards, defend the helpless, rebuke the wicked, and warn scoffers and skeptics of eternal damnation. Though born of love, our warnings invite the same harsh mistreatment Jesus endured. You are going to suffer, but it is better to suffer right than suffer wrong.